WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT 5

```WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT 5
Hand in full solutions to the questions below. Make sure you justify all your work and include complete
arguments and explanations. Your asnwers must be clear and neatly written, as well as legible (no tiny
at the top of each page.
1. Suppose f (x) = sin x, and let k be a real number. Let F (x) = f (xk ) and G(x) = [f (x)]k . Find
expressions for
(a) F 0 (x)
(b) G0 (x).
2. Assume that h(x) = [f (x)]3 , where f is a differentiable function. If f (0) = −1/2 and f 0 (0) = 8/3,
determine an equation of the line tangent to the graph of h at x = 0.
3. A potato is placed in an oven and the potato’s temperature T (in degree Fahrenheit) at various points
in time (from the moment it is placed in the oven) is taken and recorded in the following table. Time
is measured in minutes.
t
T (t)
0
70
15
175
30
242
45
284.8
60
312
75
329.4
90
340.5
(a) What was the potato’s temperature when it was put in the oven?
(b) Using some of the theorems you learned in class, prove that the potato’s temperature was exactly
equal to 300 degrees at some point in time.
(c) Suppose it is given that T (64) = 320 and T 0 (64) = 1.34. What are the units on these two
quantities? Write one sentence to explain how you would interpret these quantities in the current
context.
(d) Without doing any calculation, which do you expect to be greater: T 0 (15) or T 0 (75)? Why?
(e) Now suppose the function T (t) = 360 − 290e−0.03t gives the temperature of the potato at any
time t. How fast is the potato’s temperature increasing at t = 15? Show all your calculations.